Jenny Conlee-Drizos is keyboard player with iconic band The Decemberists, as well as being a member of Black Prairie, KMRIA and more. We talk all of that and more, including some great chat on accordions and one of the best keyboard accessory invention suggestions we’ve heard!
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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):
Jenny discovers the piano
Meeting Colin Meloy and joining The Decemberists
The Decemberists – Once in My Life (warning – you may need tissues when watching)
Jenny playing Burial Ground with The Decemberists live
Next recording sessions with The Decemberists
Jenny playing with KMRIA (Kiss My Royal Irish Ass), a Pogues cover band
Black Prairie – NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Jenny’s love for her Petosa Futura accordion (and here’s Jenny playing her other Petosa accordion)
Jenny’s touring rig with The Decemberists
Jenny’s solo upcoming accordion creation: The Seaview Suite (details here)
Chick Corea – Children’s Song No. 1
Tag a keyboard player: Jay Gonzalez (Drive-By Truckers)
Keyboard amp discussion
Desert Island Discs: Security / Self-titled – Peter Gabriel, Without A Net – The Grateful Dead, Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin, Automatic for the People – REM, Kind of Blue – Miles Davis.
Cover pic from Eric Mayers via Jenny’s Instagram
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